LAPD Officer Arrested For Having Sex With Teen Cadet

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 25, 2017

"I find [Cain's alleged actions] to be absolutely inconsistent with the ethics and standards of the Los Angeles Police Department and they are criminal", said Beck, according to KABC. Beck said the relationship between Cain and the 15-year-old girl appeared to be short-term, occurring "within the past month", but he said investigators were still looking through phone records and social media. Los Angeles police officials stand near a display board showing an image of officer Robert Cain as they listen to Police Chief Charlie Beck during a news conference Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Los Angeles.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Cain has been arrested fo.

The profile picture on his Facebook page showed a stern looking Cain wearing a police uniform and strapped with police equipment as he stood outside a squad vehicle.

Cain's alleged actions were quickly denounced by city leaders.

Officer Robert Cain, 31, was arrested Thursday amid an ongoing investigation into the theft of police cruisers and other equipment by juveniles in the department's cadet program.

Despite the arrests, LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck has expressed support for the cadet program.

Beck has said that Cain was not assigned to any of the department's youth programs.

What is not surprising is that Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacy has taken easy on Cain, simply charging him with a minor offense versus more serious charges with intensifiers attached like she instructs her staff to do with even the most minor of cases.

A swarm of LAPD officers arrived at Cain's home Thursday to execute a search warrant and warned residents there may have been explosives inside the home, according to the neighbor, who said Cain lived there with his mother. "We have thousands of cadets that graduate successfully out of these youth programs each and every year", he said.

The officer is from the same police station, the LAPD's 77th Street Division, that has been roiled in a scandal involving teen cadets who allegedly stole LAPD patrol SUV's, crashing two of them in chases last week after they were spotted by on duty officers.

Investigators said the teens used the name of a vacationing sergeant to sign out the vehicles - as well as stun guns and radios.

- Six of the arrested cadets were assigned to the 77th Street Division program and one was assigned to Pacific Division, Beck said.

During a ceremony at the University of Southern California, Beck told more than 2,000 teenagers and young adults that the day was joyous but also somber because some cadets had acted inappropriately and an LAPD officer "acted criminally". The driver of the other stolen cruiser crashed into a vehicle at Adams Boulevard and Central Avenue, and that driver was also was taken into custody. He submitted a motion Friday for an independent audit of all of the police department's youth programs, which includes the cadet program and police activities league.

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